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Carl is a native of Chicago, attended high school in Detroit (Osborn High) and received his degree from Michigan State University.

Carl initially worked as a radio newscaster at WGPR (107.5) in Detroit before accepting a sales position with the Eastman Kodak Company in Detroit.

In 1985, Carl re-located to Los Angeles, where he became a notable fixture on the LA Theatre circuit.

As an actor, Carl has appeared in over 2 dozen plays mesmerizing audiences with his trademark baritone voice and fearless character portrayals. He has appeared in "The River Niger", "Livin' Fat", "Bubblin' Brown Sugar", "Zooman & The Sign", "South Of Where We Live", "Jeffrey's Plan" & "The Ninth Wave".

His theatre work paved the way for his numerous television & film roles in sitcoms.

Carl has also appeared in numerous television commercials for IBM, GM, Burger King, Pepto Bismol, Bank One, Habitat For Humanity, Nicoderm, Saturn, Miller Beer & the hilarious "dropped call" campaign for Cingular.

Through Carl's various experiences in film, television & theatre, he quickly forged his niche as a Producer with keen discernment for developing and discovering new screenplays by new and exciting writers. In collaboration with partner, Tony Winters, he produced the Pan African Audience Award winning feature "Retiring Tatiana". Carl's first outing as director is the poignant drama, "Section 8".

Carl is the Ministry Director of the Faithful Central Bible Church Repertory Company, the drama team at Faithful Central Bible Church and also is Co-Creator and Program Director for the Bill Duke Media Foundation's Youth Media Camp.

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